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Singles 2: Triple Trouble

Singles 2: Triple Trouble
2.5

The Sims, but with none of the charm. As a cheapo knockoff of The Sims, the core gameplay found in Singles 2: Triple Trouble is the story mode, where you get to experience the sitcom lives of 20-something nobodies Josh and Anna. Josh is Anna’s ex-boyfriend who has just moved in the same household with […]

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F/A-18 Operation Desert Storm

F/A-18 Operation Desert Storm
3

By the time F/A-18 Operation Desert Storm came out, the engine was already some six-year-old. The sim is a sequel to F/A-18 Korea, which was by no means a bad game. The same can be said of Desert Storm, though the product is held back somewhat by the dated tech powering it, which the developer […]

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The Last Dynasty

The Last Dynasty
3

One of Sierra’s lesser known titles, The Last Dynasty blends action and storytelling into an odd retro experience. You play as Mel Raauq, a space pilot who received the mission of destroying Lord Iron, an inter-galactic bad guy up to no good. The mix here is between traditional Sierra storytelling and Wing Commander style space […]

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Aces of World War I

Aces of World War I
1.5

Aces of World War 1 is an arcade oriented and completely uninteresting flight game set during the First World War. Aces allows you to fly a good deal of both German and Allied fighters and bombers (such as the Fokker DR1, Sopwifth Camel or Nieuport 28). The flight model has a great deal of issues. […]

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911 Paramedic

911 Paramedic
1

Stepping into the high-pressure environment of emergency response is the premise behind 911 Paramedic, a game that puts you at the sharp end of 35 different calls, including a gangbanger being stabbed, a pregnant woman in pain, and an old fella suffering from a diabetic seizure. After completing each call, you receive a score based […]

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Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales

Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales
3.5

Like Sea Dogs, with more role-playing. Pirates are cool. Crafted by Akella, the developer who worked on the sea-faring adventure Sea Dogs, Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales blends Sid Meier’s classic Pirates! with a heavy dash of realism and depth. Imagine if Bethesda took Oblivion out onto the high seas. Of course, that’s not quite […]

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Forced Alliance: The Glarious Mandate

Forced Alliance: The Glarious Mandate
2

Ripcord’s Forced Alliance: The Glarious Mandate attempts to capture the drama and excitement of space combat sims. It is set in a future where humanity is battling two alien foes, the Voraptoid and the Marauders. You start the game as a cadet pilot in the Stellar Aviation Combat School and must work your way up […]

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Sabre Ace: Conflict Over Korea

Sabre Ace: Conflict Over Korea
3

Sabre Ace is a combat flight sim that covers the air war in the Korean conflict. Although touted as a realistic game, players who want a hardcore flight model should leave this one out. On the other hand, folks looking for a decent game involving air combat during the Korean war, and most importantly who […]

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Lander

Lander
2

Some of you might remember playing a certain arcade game in the 1980s called Lunar Lander. Psygnosis’ 3D update from 1999 isn’t so much a struggle against fiendish enemy robots as it is a struggle to control your craft in a zero gravity environment. The box touts Lander’s “intuitive craft handling via a mouse-controlled ‘thruster […]

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Flanker 2.0

Flanker 2.0
3.5

A scripted campaign flames out Flanker’s potential. Flanker 2.0 is an updated version to the original SU-27 Flanker, a hardcore flight sim with a Russian bent. The original designers have evaluated tons of feedback regarding the first offering and have implemented many fixes and improvements. The end result is a great flight sim, but one […]

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